Careers

More than numbers: we are about people, relationships, trust.

At Hauser Jones & Sas, we are always searching for talented people with real-world experience to join our team. We seek to employ motivated accountants, industry consultants, and talented individuals that have a strong client service focus and high levels of aptitude. Our clients have told us they appreciate our:

  • Knowledge
  • Friendliness
  • Helpfulness
  • Reliability
  • Timeliness
  • Ability to interpret rules beyond black and white, to shades of grey
 

If this aligns with your skills and passions, and you are interested in working for a firm that makes an impact in the local community, we want to hear from you!

Available positions are listed below. Our business is constantly evolving, and so are our staffing needs. If the position you are looking for is not listed, fill out the form below to be considered for future opportunities.

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The AICPA reports that an overwhelming majority of Baby Boomer CPAs have not adequately planned for their retirement or exit strategy from their firm.  While considering your succession, it is also important to have a practice continuation agreement in place. Think of it as a survival kit for your practice. In the event of death or temporary or permanent disability, a practice continuation agreement helps protect your practice, the business interests of your clients and the financial interests of you and your family. It can also be used as a vehicle for retirement.
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Take Care of Your Clients
Your clients are an important part of your firm’s success going forward, and critical to ensuring you obtain a fair buyout of your practice. We work with you to help ensure a smooth transition from one relationship manager to the next as owners retire. Start by putting client transition strategies and processes in place. We are talking about such details as how and when clients will be transitioned and the communication that should take place between the partners and the clients during the handoff.
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Open Positions
Audit Senior (Bellevue & Puyallup)

Hauser Jones & Sas is hiring for Audit Seniors in both the Bellevue and the Puyallup offices. Please identify your location preference with your application.

The Audit Senior leads and manages multiple operations of the audit practice area and delivers quality services that increase the firm’s reputation. They are responsible for overseeing internal operating controls, processes, and practices, and the Audit Senior may also recommend changes and enhancements to existing policies and controls to make sure they are current, adequate, functional and utilized in accordance with standards established by the government and the company. The ideal candidate also looks for ways to grow the business and reach new clients. This leadership position would be an excellent fit for self-described “finders and/or minders” that exhibit a high level of emotional intelligence in support of each other and our clients.

Job Description:

  1. Helps lead the engagement planning process
  2. Performs detailed audit procedures on financial statement account balances, prepares and adjusts work papers from clients’ trial balance
  3. Leads accounting staff, coordinates workflow and advances team-wide performance
  4. Identifies potential management letter comments, identifies business process risks and develops testing methodologies to evaluate the adequacy of controls.
  5. Motivates, trains and empowers audit department staff.
  6. Assists with more complicated segments of audit and accounting engagements
  7. Assumes full responsibility (under supervision) for preparation of compiled and reviewed financial statements
  8. Drafts audited financial statements, including footnote disclosures
  9. Effectively manages multiple clients, budgets, and production goals without last-minute stress in accordance with skills and schedules.
  10. Builds new and existing client relationships and demonstrates knowledge of the clients’ businesses.

Qualifications and Education Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting and licensed CPA, or CPA eligible and motivated to sit for the exam
  • Well-rounded knowledge of GAAP, and knowledge of Generally Accepted Auditing Standards (GAAS), Government Auditing Standards (GAS Yellow Book) and Generally Accepted Governmental Accounting Standards (GAGAS) is a plus
  • Proficiency in use of computers and computer accounting software programs, preferably CCH Profx Engagement
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills exhibiting empathy for others with positive conflict resolution skills
  • Analytical, with detail orientation and ability to multi-task without sacrificing people skills
  • Ability to manage work-life balance while achieving partner-level accountability and service
  • Good at meeting deadlines and solving problems
  • Research proficiency, driven by the principle of life-long learning
  • Well-rounded in dealing with high net worth individuals and closely-held businesses
  • Expert at technology, workflow automation, and digital service delivery methods
  • 3-5 years’ prior experience in public accounting and audit

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Staff Auditor (Bellevue & Puyallup)

Hauser Jones & Sas is hiring for Staff Auditors in both the Bellevue and the Puyallup offices. Please identify your location preference with your application.

The Staff Auditor assists with multiple operations of the audit practice area and delivers quality services that increase the firm’s reputation. They are responsible for documenting internal operating controls, processes, and practices. They will suggest changes and enhancements to existing policies and controls to make sure they are current, adequate, functional and utilized in accordance with standards established by the government and the company. The ideal candidate is motivated and interested in learning, with competency in technical skills, excellent time management skills and accuracy in work quality, along with a working knowledge of GAAP.

Job Description:

  1. Participates in the engagement planning process
  2. Performs detailed audit procedures on financial statement account balances, prepares and adjusts work papers from clients’ trial balance
  3. Researches accounting issues
  4. Recognizes potential problem areas in specific engagements and discusses them with engagement supervisor
  5. Identifies potential management letter comments
  6. Assists with more complicated segments of audit and accounting engagements
  7. Assumes full responsibility (under supervision) for preparation of compiled and reviewed financial statements
  8. Drafts audited financial statements, including footnote disclosures
  9. Performs other accounting, auditing, and consulting duties as needed in engagements and as assigned by supervisory personnel
  10. Will gain exposure to preparing tax returns and may assist with preparation as necessary

Qualifications and Education Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting and licensed CPA, or CPA eligible
  • Well-rounded knowledge of GAAP, and knowledge of Generally Accepted Auditing Standards (GAAS), Government Auditing Standards (GAS Yellow Book) and Generally Accepted Governmental Accounting Standards (GAGAS) is a plus
  • Proficiency in use of computers and computer accounting software programs, preferably CCH Profx Engagement
  • Analytical skills with detail orientation and the ability to multi-task
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Good time management and organizational skills

Preferred Skills:

One to three years’ audit experience in the commercial, governmental, non-profit sectors or benefit plan audit experience a plus; public accounting and tax experience preferred but not required.

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Audit Intern (Bellevue & Puyallup)

Hauser Jones & Sas is hiring for Audit Interns in both the Bellevue and the Puyallup offices. Please identify your location preference with your application.

Job Description:

Audit Interns participate as a member of the engagement team by performing audit or review procedures on client financial statements.  Involvement includes the following:

  1. Participates in the engagement planning process
  2. Performs audit procedures on financial statement account balances, prepares and adjusts work papers from clients’ trial balance
  3. Researches accounting issues
  4. Recognizes potential problem areas in specific engagements and discusses them with engagement supervisor
  5. Identifies potential management letter comments
  6. Performs other accounting, auditing, and consulting duties as needed in engagements and as assigned by supervisory personnel

Qualifications and Education Requirements:

  • Senior or fifth-year student working towards a bachelor’s degree in Accounting, CPA eligible.
  • Knowledge of GAAP, and knowledge of Generally Accepted Auditing Standards (GAAS), Government Auditing Standards (GAS Yellow Book) and Generally Accepted Governmental Accounting Standards (GAGAS) is a plus
  • Proficiency in use of computers and computer accounting software programs, preferably CCH Profx Engagement
  • Analytical skills with detail orientation and the ability to multi-task
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Good time management and organizational skills

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Experienced Tax Associate (Puyallup)

Hauser Jones & Sas is hiring an experienced Tax Associate in the Puyallup office.

Our ideal candidate will be responsible for performing complex tax preparation, tax research, and tax planning services to a variety of clients across many industries. This position also provides work direction and technical guidance to less experienced staff and contacts clients to resolve various tax matters.

Job Description:

  • Prepares federal, state, and local income tax returns for individuals, businesses, benefit funds, real estate, and exempt organizations within a time frame.
  • Reviews tax work of less experienced staff and peers
  • Reviews tax information supplied by the client; may follow up to request additional information
  • Provides innovative planning and consulting advice to individuals, businesses, and exempt organizations under direct supervision.
  • Recognizes, anticipates, and resolves tax issues; makes recommendations
  • Markets firm services to existing and prospective clients
  • Meets productivity and efficiency standards

Qualifications and Education Requirements:

  • CPA license required
  • 1-3 years prior experience in public accounting and tax
  • Knowledge of tax accounting, tax compliance, and all types of tax returns
  • Good at meeting deadlines and solving problems
  • Strong computer skills, preferably in ProFx, Microsoft Office, and QuickBooks
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills
  • Analytical skills with detail orientation and the ability to multi-task

Well-rounded in dealing with high net worth individuals and businesses

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Client Accounting Services Specialist II (Puyallup)

Our Client Accounting Services department is experiencing tremendous growth, so we are excited to be adding to our team! Do you enjoy client interaction? Are you savvy in QuickBooks Desktop and Online environments? Do you love accounting? Are you naturally detail-oriented and good at managing deadlines? If so, we would like to speak with you

Job Description:

  1. Interact with clients on a professional basis.
  2. Work in various accounting programs with a focus in QuickBooks, and ability and willingness to learn new ones at a constant rate.
  3. Ability to handle a company’s full circle accounting needs.
  4. Prepare appropriate state and federal returns with regard to payroll and income.
  5. Working knowledge of appropriate classification for a chart of accounts.
  6. Analytical review of Balance Sheet and Profit and Loss.
  7. Perform self-review for accuracy.
  8. Work on a project-related basis.
  9. Be flexible and proactive by requesting projects or identifying the needs of the firm.
  10. Contribute to new and expanding processes and procedures through working knowledge.

Qualifications and Education Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting required.
  • Minimum 5 years in accounting, full-charge or equivalent
  • Must be a self-starter who is detail-oriented and able to manage competing priorities.
  • Must have a working knowledge of QuickBooks Desktop, QuickBooks Online Word, Excel, Adobe, and Outlook.
  • Professional oral and written communication skills and excellent phone presence.
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills
  • Able to be flexible with rotating priorities and multiple due dates
  • Experience with ProFX Tax, Checkpoint, and CCH Axcess a plus

Some travel to the Bellevue office will be required. Additional hours and Saturdays can be expected, primarily during tax season.

Must be comfortable with multi-tasking, working with all firm staff to achieve a high-level of client service and firm objectives. Attention to detail and the ability to identify tasks and firm needs are critical.

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Internal Audit and Compliance Associate (Bellevue)

Hauser Jones & Sas, PLLC is a full-service CPA firm with two offices located in Bellevue and Puyallup, WA. The firm specializes in serving small to medium businesses, high-net worth individuals, banks, and credit unions throughout Puget Sound and surrounding states. Our goal is to balance our personal lives with a rich and rewarding professional career that provides challenge and opportunity. Our vision is to double the size of our firm over the next 7 years, so we need talented professionals to help us achieve our growth goals while providing superior client service.

 

As a Internal Audit and Compliance Associate on our fun, close-knit audit team, Your work would entail:

  • Your primary focus will be on financial services clients.
  • Assisting with fieldwork on internal audit and compliance engagements for banks and credit unions.
  • Maintaining an exceptional relationship with clients to increase customer happiness and working with client management and staff at all levels to perform audit services. You are a key factor to growing our firm.
  • Researching and analyzing financial information and audit issues utilizing electronic databases, and employing audit software to review and compile financial information.
  • Performing a large amount of technical work and continuing to develop technical skills because we want you to succeed. That takes dedication, but we believe in you.
  • Developing and completing audit workpapers; in a paperless environment
  • Pre-audit planning and preparation of fieldwork with clients
  • Assisting in drafting audit findings and recommendations from fieldwork with clients
  • Maintaining positive client relations while completing fieldwork on site
  • Keeping abreast of the latest banking industry, accounting and compliance developments through ongoing formal and self education
  • Effective communication (verbal and written) skills and ability to present findings to senior management and key executives

 

Qualifications and Education Requirements

  • Passion for doing impactful work, accountability for actions, initiative make visions a reality, integrity that places honesty and trust above all else, professionalism, and conscientiousness.
  • General knowledge of accounting principles and/or regulations impacting each engagement or project, financial markets, analysis and reporting of financial data.
  • Reliable transportation and ability to travel to client sites.
  • Proficiency in use of computers and computer accounting software programs
  • Detail-oriented individual and ability to multi-task
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Good time management and organizational skills
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel skills & intermediate Microsoft Access skills
  • Analytical skills and understanding of financial markets

 

Preferred Skills

  • Audit experience in banking, public accounting, or information technology
  • Prior financial institution audit or compliance experience
  • Experience working with Data Analytics
  • Experience working with R
  • Eager to learn financial institutions and auditing
  • Willingness to learn and grow
  • Positive attitude

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